The Velocets – Unsigned Band – Sophie



I found about this band today, I liked them, so I’m going to write about them. Quite a good system, spontaneous. This is quite good as well, because this blog means I’m keeping on track with my 2 a week.

Okay, the band comes from Manchester, quite a lot of bands I look at come from Manchester, which tells me it miles better than then where I live. They’ve been together since early 2012, so quite new to it all as it’s only September. However they’ve all been separate bands before so they’ve all got experience, and obviously different ideas since they came from different bands. They haven’t even been together a year, and they’ve already got 1,000 fucking likes on Facebook, so they’re doing something right.

They’ve also had some festival experience playing at Friends of Mine Festival, Manchester Academy, Cloud 9, Dry Bar and Rock on the Rocks. Their EP ‘Sophie’ was picked by the BBC and got airplay on the show.

The Music

I’m going just going to be looking at the song ‘Sophie’, which was the first one I heard when I went on their facebook. That isn’t the reason for blogging about this one, I listened to them all and this one really stood out.

I’ve heard a lot of shit music, and you can tell when you listen to it immediately that it is shit, and you turn it off because it’s unfair on your ears. When I started to listen to this, that didn’t happen, there wasn’t an ounce of that when I heard the start of it and none of those feelings appeared while I was listening to it, because it’s that good.

One of my favorite things to hear in a song, is unease, making the song a bit eerie and that songs has that, not too much of it that it sounds fucking shit but just enough to make it interesting. They created that eeriness that I enjoy so much by the riff they have at the start and the effect they had on the vocals, which stud out because only a few bands do this to the vocals, and I think it;s a good effect when used correctly. As well as those two factors which make it eerie, there’s also the lyrics that add to this, the most notable one being ‘well i feel, feel so ugly, but I’ve seen, people love it/me’ (I haven’t worked that lyric out yet). Another factor a good song needs is a good hook line, a good chorus that people can shout and that song has that too, with that same eeriness (should stop using that word). The break near towards the end of the song is something the should be noted, quite a grungy part, like The Cribs – Belly in The Brazen Bull.


I can’t really compare this to anybody, I don’t think there is a band that I can put them next too. Overall, I like the sound they create and it works well with the vocals. This is band that I will be keeping an eye on, and hopefully I will go to Manchester and see all these bands that I wanna see, including these. Here’s the places where you can hear their music, oh and when you listen to it, LOUD, have it LOUD.

And get them on the old twitter,

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